Emma Norton, oncology nurse advisor at Bupa UK, is calling on people to place the nails of their index fingers together, as if making the top of a heart.
Infections are set to become increasingly difficult to treat, leading to longer hospital stays, more expensive care and a rise in deaths.
Prince Andrew hit back at claims he was sweating 'profusely' during an alleged encounter with Virginia Giuffre, née Roberts.
Selma Blair is embracing her new hair following regrowth after chemotherapy [Photo: Getty] Selma Blair is embracing her new salt and pepper hair as it grows back following chemotherapy. For those not aware about her health battle, Blair revealed she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis in October last year, via a candid Instagram post, after being diagnosed in August 2018. Multiple sclerosis, often shortened to MS, is a lifelong autoimmune condition which can cause a range of debilitating symptoms including fatigue, trouble with speech and walking, blurred vision and problems with bladder control. READ MORE: What is multiple sclerosis?
Claire Curtis, 30, began battling headaches and fatigue shortly after she gave birth to her son Charlie in February last year.
Cancer patients have revealed their surgery scars as part of a new photo series aiming to depict the “gritty and raw reality” of the illness. Some 16 men and women took part in the “Defiance” project, released as part of Cancer Research UK and Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer fundraising campaign. Photographer Ami Barwell, who took the images, called the project an “act of rebellion”. She said: “Cancer isn't pretty, it can be dark, painful and destructive. But we aren't playing to cancer's rules. These people are strong, beautiful and, most of all, defiant.” READ MORE: Women ditch their bras for breast cancer awareness Barwell previously shot the “Mastectomy” project in 2017, which was inspired by her mother undergoing the surgery after suffering from breast cancer twice. She said: “My previous Mastectomy series was inspired by my mum, who has had breast cancer twice, and a mastectomy, so this was a subject very close to my heart. “I wanted to raise as much awareness for breast cancer as possible, showing women baring their scars in a series of gritty and honest portraits. I received emails from women worldwide explaining how my photographs had inspired them and given them strength. READ MORE: Two women with incurable breast cancer set up 'Secondary Sisters' support group “For many, these were the first photographs they'd seen showing women post-mastectomy as beautiful, sexy, strong and amazing. I knew I had to carry on raising awareness with Stand Up To Cancer and empowering people through my photographs.” One in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime, according to the NHS. In the UK, the four most common types of cancer are breast cancer; lung cancer; prostate cancer; and bowel cancer. Cancer Support UK offers physical and emotional support to people with all kinds of cancer across the UK.
Elizabeth Perkins, 30, suffers from a severe allergy to artificial sweeteners aspartame and asphetame.
Hayley Clark, 44, says her daughter Gracie, a healthy, active primary school student, suffered from a stroke last week.
The mum-of-one, 36, takes little Arthur to classes in order to help him “learn physical skills”.